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MARCH 2023 CAMPAIGN

#EMBRACEEQUITY

WE CAN ALL CHALLENGE GENDER STEREOTYPES, CALL OUT DISCRIMINATION, DRAW ATTENTION TO BIAS, AND SEEK OUT INCLUSION. COLLECTIVE ACTIVISM IS WHAT DRIVES CHANGE.

TAKE ACTION

THIS MARCH, WILL YOU #EMBRACEEQUITY?

BRING EQUALITY TO 150 GIRLS ACROSS UGANDA, RWANDA AND LIBERIA.

HELP FUND THEIR MUSIC & LIFE-SKILLS EDUCATION FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the cost of living crisis, a soaring rate of out-of-school girls and an escalating rise in female unemployment, have made the need for life-skills more essential than ever. From 1st – 31st March 2023, we’re putting our hands up high to support and recognise International Women’s Day.

Together, we can transform the future of girls who’ve had to face inequality, injustice, and discrimination for too long. Will you #EmbraceEquity?

“Our partnership with Brass for Africa challenges the social norms that perpetuate girls’ exclusion and insecurity. Together, through music, we are challenging mindsets and transforming communities”

FARIDAH – LOCAL PARTNER, BRASS FOR AFRICA

THE PROBLEM

Can you imagine a world where the simple joy of playing music is often ridiculed?

Many girls and young women in the communities we work in continue to face unacceptable discrimination driven by deeply entrenched gender inequality. Playing music is considered a male activity. Propelled by stigma, misconceptions and assumptions, girls and young women often don’t feel worthy or capable of fulfilling their potential.

60%
OF GIRLS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA DO NOT COMPLETE SECONDARY SCHOOL (UN)
74%
OF WOMEN IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA ARE UNEMPLOYED (LSE)
25%
OF GIRLS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA ARE MOTHERS BY THE AGE OF 19 (UN)
60%
OF WOMEN IN UGANDA HAVE EXPERIENCED GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (WORLDBANK)

The majority of girls and young women in this community are not given the luxury of feeling good about themselves. I want to see them have someone tell them, every day, what they deserve in life. To help them develop skills, trust and confidence in themselves. To support them. To help them understand that they can become whatever they want.

ESTHER KYAZIKE – PARTNER OUTREACH LEADER

The majority of girls and young women in this community are not given the luxury of feeling good about themselves. I want to see them have someone tell them, every day, what they deserve in life. To help them develop skills, trust and confidence in themselves. To support them. To help them understand that they can become whatever they want.

ESTHER KYAZIKE – PARTNER OUTREACH LEADER

THE SOLUTION

What changes when girls and young women get access to Music Education and Life-Skills Training at Brass for Africa?  

With your support, we are with working ex-street children, orphans, refugees, and over 500 vulnerable girls and young women every year. We have seen first-hand how the opportunity to learn and play music has a profound and empowering impact on the lives of these individuals.

Click on the below to find out more!

Women and girls get their lives back. They learn and compete equally with their male counterparts. They learn to work together to achieve an objective, occupying their rightful space in society.

Through music, girls and young women learn fundamental life-skills such as confidence, communication, team-work, and resilience, which they can use to overcome their day-to-day challenges.

More time spent in a safe, structured, and protected space means less time engaging in dangerous situations, such as prostitution or street crime.

By learning, competing and performing together, boys and men value women as equals and become Agents Of Change within their own communities

Music performances, marches, and special events encourage families to allow girls to engage in skills-development activities and to attend school.

The employment of local female Music and Life-Skills Teachers as role-models empowers girls and the young women of tomorrow.

EMPOWERMENT

SOLUTION 1

EDUCATION

SOLUTION 2

SAFETY

SOLUTION 3

EQUALITY

SOLUTION 4

LEADERSHIP

SOLUTION 5

OPPORTUNITY

SOLUTION 6

Women and girls get their lives back. They learn and compete equally with their male counterparts. They learn to work together to achieve an objective, occupying their rightful space in society.

EMPOWERMENT

SOLUTION 1

Through music, girls and young women learn fundamental life-skills such as confidence, communication, team-work, and resilience, which they can use to overcome their day-to-day challenges.

EDUCATION

SOLUTION 2

More time spent in
a safe, structured,
and protected space
means less time engaging in
dangerous situations, such
as prostitution or street crime.

SAFETY

SOLUTION 3

By learning, competing
and performing together,
boys and men value women
as equals and become
Agents Of Change within
their own communities.

EQUALITY

SOLUTION 4

Music performances,
marches, and special events
encourage families to
allow girls to engage in
skills-development activities
and to attend school.

LEADERSHIP

SOLUTION 5

The employment
of local female
Music and Life-Skills
Teachers as role-models
empowers girls and the
young women of tomorrow.

OPPORTUNITY

SOLUTION 6

Working in sub-Saharan Africa requires expertise, trust, and long-standing local leadership. Together, we can make a direct impact.

Since 2010, your donations have allowed us to work alongside 24 community-based organisations with years of experience in advocating for disadvantaged girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa.

We are 95% African-led. All of our Teachers are local and alumni of Brass for Africa themselves. Being from the same background as the participants, they are uniquely qualified to understand the difficulties they face.

+ 2000

PARTICIPANTS PER WEEK

+ 20

LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS

+ 850

INSTRUMENTS SHIPPED

+ 1500

LESSONS PER YEAR

MEET BARBARA

Barbara is a beneficiary from our partnership with GLONEVA, located Namuwongo informal settlement (Kampala). Many girls like Barbara do not get a chance to go to school. But through music, we are challenging mindsets and bringing equality.

WILL YOU GIRLS LIKE BARBARA THE OPPORTUNITY TO THRIVE?

TAKE ACTION

THE CAMPAIGN OFFICIALLY KICKS-OFF IN MARCH, WHEN YOU’LL BE ABLE TO DONATE, FUNDRAISE, SHOP AND RACE FOR EQUALITY. YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT TO GET STARTED: REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR OUR RACE FOR EQUALITY SPORTS CHALLENGE. SIGN UP NOW!

THIS MARCH, RACE FOR EQUALITY: SIGN-UP NOW!

Join together with hundreds of people across the world, racing to bring equality to 150 girls across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Choose a sport you love. Sign-up as an individual or as a team with your friends, colleagues or family. And set your fundraising goal.

It doesn’t matter where you are, or who you are. However you race, Race For Equality.

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